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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 0 km NE of Kurihashi, Japan

Earthquake location 36.1361S, 139.705WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Kurihashi in Japan. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005zu6. Id of event: us10005zu6. The temblor was reported at 22:48:47 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/07/16 / 2016-07-04 13:48:47 / July 4, 2016 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.58 km (30 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 139.705 East, latitude 36.1361 North, depth = 48.58 km.

Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Tokyo (c. 8 336 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Yokohama (c. 3 574 400 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kawasaki (c. 1 306 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Saitama (c. 1 193 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yono (c. 1 077 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chiba (c. 919 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hachiōji (c. 579 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mobara, Hayama, Hiratsuka (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 0 km NE of Kurihashi, Japan.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 139.705° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.1361° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 0km NE of Kurihashi, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-07-04 13:48:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-04 14:55:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 315 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005zu6 Id of event.
Event Code 10005zu6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005zu6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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